The Gift of Lights – New Hampshire Motor Speedway – One of the Largest Displays of Holiday Lights in New England

I participated in an sponsored program on behalf of Gift of Lights at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.  I received access to the event in exchange for promotion and the promise of a review after attending. All opinions are my own.

The Gift of Lights – New Hampshire Motor Speedway

One of the Largest Displays of Holiday Lights in New England

The Gift of Lights at New Hampshire Motor Speedway opened on November 21, 2014 and spans over two miles. It is one of the largest displays of holiday lights in New England and includes several themed displays, such as the 12 Days of Christmas, a jungle scene and a Nativity depiction. The course winds around the outside of the track’s grandstands and includes a portion of the NHMS Road Course.

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Closed Days

The Gift of Lights will NOT be open on the following days:

Mon., Nov. 24
Tues., Nov. 25
Mon., Dec. 1
Tues., Dec. 2
Mon., Dec. 8
Tues., Dec. 9
Thurs., Dec. 25 (Christmas Day)

Additionally, there will be a delayed opening to 5:30 p.m. on Sun., Dec. 14, due to the Yule Light Up The Night two-mile run.

Buy at the gate or online.

Visitors may buy tickets on-site or online.  Buying online will help make the process faster when you arrive, and there is a $2 discount off the listed price for tickets purchased online.

Carloads may get a $2 discount at the gate by donating three or more non-perishable food items that NHMS will deliver to the Loudon Food Pantry.

Cost per car

Monday-Thursday – $15

Friday-Sunday & Holidays* – $20

*Holidays include Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day.

A portion of the proceeds from Gift of Lights will go to kickstart the 2015 fundraising efforts by the N.H. Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities, the official charity of New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis.  All cars in line by the 9 p.m. closing time will be allowed to drive through the Gift of Lights.


We attended The Gift of Lights on Friday, 11/28 (the day after Thanksgiving).  We arrived as soon as it opened and it was terrific.  First you drive all around the outside of the course and there are lighting displays throughout.  It is a different experience driving through all the lights versus walking through but it would have been a very long walk – not that it is an option.

First you drive through the lighting displays.  You end up driving through the tunnel of lights which is totally awesome.  At the end of the event you park by the gift shop.  Inside the gift shop there are opportunities to color a picture for Santa, have your photo with Santa ($5 each) or shop in the gift shop.  Outside you can get hot chocolate and make s’mores.  It makes for a terrific evening and some quality time with your family.

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And the best part… The tunnel of lights…


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